Dragons Cup 2021-22 Rules & Guidelines
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DRAGONS CUP 2021/22
Firstly, thank you to all the clubs you have signed up to this year's Dragons Cup Competition and thank you all for your support, NO further entries will now be taken.
Again, the Cup and Plate for U12-14’s will be run on a knockout basis with differing numbers of preliminary ties dependent on entry numbers at each particular age group. Losers of both the preliminary and first rounds will be entered into the Plate competition.
All games will follow the appropriate pathway guidelines per age group, neutral referees from local clubs should be utilised where possible during the early rounds.
Cup rules and regulations can be found on the this Page and as such the GMG will have the final say on any matters arising or disputes with relation to the competition.
The Finals will take place at Rodney Parade the weekend of the 28th & 29th of May and will again be supported by the Dragons. We hope to make this weekend a fantastic experience for all the players and spectators
Each round will have a play by date and the competition begins in January 2022. All the Semi Final games for these age groups will be held at different club venues across our region, with neutrally appointed referees.
Both the Preliminary and Round 1 tie's for the Cup competition will be drawn by our Partners, on the evening of Thursday November the 11th at Rodney Parade and will be aired Live across various social media channels, keep an eye out on the GMG channels for further details and exact timings.
We will also be drawing out the Group participants for the U15’s and U16’s groups. In order not to clash with any Dragons or Dewar Shield play windows all the group stages will take place prior to Christmas.
We will require a cheque made payable to the GMG for £50 from each of the U15 & U16 teams that are entering and which will be destroyed upon playing your group ties. Please make cheques payable to the "District A GMG" and send to the GMG Financial Controller c/o Ystrad Mynach Centre of Excellence, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach CF82 7EP.
The groups stages will once again be played at Ystrad Mynach CSE and the confirmed dates for these are Sunday 5th December, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December 2021. Games will be 20 mins in duration with No conversions or half time. Neutral referees will be appointed by the GMG. Winners of each of the 3 groups and the best runner up go into Cup Semi Final. The other 2 runners up plus best two of the 3rd place teams go into the Plate Semi finals.
The Youth U18 Cup will also begin in the New Year and details are currently being finalised, please keep an eye out for further details in due course.
We sincerely wish every team success in the competition as we begin to return to what we all took for granted as normal,.
GMG Cup Participation Group,